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    August 13, 2013
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working out of the food truck they knew they were on to something. >> we had a long like 100 people long for six hours and served so many and people were waiting like an hour and a half to get a slushie. then we were like maybe we have a good idea. >> reporter: and the grown ups all over the east coast seem to agree. agree. ac 360 starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com breaking news on two fronts, a gunman with hostages, three hostages being held right now. bomb squad on the scene. we'll bring you the latest on that in just a few minutes. but we begin with breaking news, news on the intercepted al qaeda messages. a source familiar with the latest intelligence telling barbara starr u.s. code breakers recognized a number of specific words they believed signalled a potentially imminent attack. three intercepts got their
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attention. the first leader of al qaeda outlining a possible attack. the second, said to be a response from an al qaeda leader and two weeks leader the u.s. snagged a third message from him appointing a deputy. a u.s. official declined to discuss specific code words but said quote was there a sense of imminence, the overall area at risk and known actors. there was this, officials said, great concern and we know in audition to the em bbassy closings, drones launched an attack that abc news is killing four suspective al qaeda oftives. fred townson is working her sources now. homeland security external advisories boards and peter
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burgin and phillip mud. what do you make of this? >> in more than a decade since 9/11, we've come to understand the sorts of words, code words thaw use. you learn from them people you captured and surveillance and foreign intelligence services and we've gotten much better and we listen for that. you load surveillance systems to trigger the system to alert analysts when they capture those sorts of words. this is an indication we've matured in terms of intelligence capability to identify the threat and act on it. >> phil, you say picking up this intelligence is standard operating procedure but the information should have never been leaked to the public, correct? >> no, i think there is a difference between what we know and if there is cause for concern across middle east. a difference when you play a cat and mouse game against terrorist telling them how we know. it's legitimate to tell americans we have access to al qaeda officials talking about a
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threat, but to tell them we're intercepting messages in this way tells the mouse how to hide. >> fran, does it surprise you how much leaked out about this? because there was a "daily beast" report, termed a conference call and not an actual telephone call. >> it's very damaging because as we develop capability to intercept communications, what you don't want them to know is we've kept a pace with them and able to intercept when they believe are secret communications. as phil mudd says when you signal that to them, you signal it's time for them to change the way they talk to each other. >> peter, this is not the first time al qaeda used codes. didn't they use them before 9/11? >> yeah, before 9/11 they had a very elaborate code. two posed as students studying in t united states and talked about the trade center being the faculty and exams for targets and examines happening in three
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weeks. they had an elaborate code but we've seen much less elaborate codes like the word wedding for a potential attack. they used these terms in the past. >> the u.s. embassies reopened but the folks aren't going away unless they are eliminated. >> that's right, and we've seen this extraordinary number increase of drone strikes in yemen at targets related to the threat. we had heard from officials there was an influx in what they believed were operational types around the time they closed the embassies and the one in yemen stayed closed longer. so they are taking both overt action and covert action you see the results of the drone strikes but they won't confirm who is hit. >> the code of messages have been intercepted, does al qaeda shift mo? are they operational nimble enough to shift gears?
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is there enough for them to communicate? >> i would say sort of. they shipped in the past and i can tell you having watched them for years, they have american citizens in the area. they will read newspaper and internet and the problem is the communication between them can be very difficult because he's so isolated and pressure on him is so high. they will listen to this and read news reports tonight, but not like they can call them up and be like let's change code, code words tomorrow. the communication between pakistan and yemen is difficult. >> how do you see this, you know, now that we have distance on this alleged terror threat? do you see it as al qaeda resurgent or the difficulties they have trying to launch an operation now? >> well, if this show was about an attack that happened on a u.s. embassy, we would have a different show. we are having a show on u.s.
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embassies that are closed because the messages were enter seconded. so a translator shows the fact that we've been pretty successful, the u.s. government has. i think we can celebrate the fact that this threat seems to be washing out. we had threats similar in the past in 2004. the state department released an alert for an al qaeda-like attack. there was a lot of criticism about the vagueness of this kind of warning, similar to what happened here where it was very unspecific and in the end, the threat washed out. so, you know, this may be the case now or we may find something down the road, but hard to tell. >> thanks for coming on. the week-long search for hanna anderson and her rescue over the weekend. it ended with james dimaggio shot dead. it involved the work of hundreds of people, civilians and law enforcement and u.s. marshal
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steve german who told his story to kgtv. >> we had been working the case for nearly a week, and it's kind of interesting to point out that this was the sheriff that called in the tip about the idaho woods and seeing them. that was the 200th tip. when the sheriff called in the tip, it was -- we were trying to determine how valid it was. when the car turned up in idaho, of usually, it became a central area of focus. once we were able to determine that the car was there, it became -- it was really the needle in the haystack that we had been searching for. we went to the lake where she was last seen by the horseback hiders, it's called moorhead lake and it's a small lake, tiny little mountain lake and it's up -- it's probably no larger than an olympic sized pool. we circled a few more times and focused in on that area and we
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were able to see it was a blue tent. now the horseback riders reported they saw a blue tent at honeymoon lake which was three miles away from moorhead lake and they reported they saw her and a cat and dimaggio up at moorhead lake. so when we saw the blue tent, we were -- we definitely knew we would have to research further. and then, we were actually able to verify it was a male and a female with blond hair and a small animal. so at that point, we knew we had something extremely valuable. it appears they were just kind of going about their normal activity. they gathered firewood and walked around and it didn't appear like they were doing anything out of the ordinary. but they were the only ones in this -- in that area. we searched the area, and there was no one else within several
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miles. 10:00 we launched. and we had them located at 10:45. it was extremely quick. there was a lot of speculation they could be there. they could have made it out of the area and made it up to canada. there is always a lot of speculation in these types of things, but it's always best to start where were they last seen and work a spiral out from that. when we got confirmation that she was okay, it was like a weight lifted off of everybody's shoulders and a job well-done. it was a very rewarding feeling. it's the type of feeling that we get on a lot of cases, but in a high-profile case like this where you, you know, you realize how imminent danger was for her, and you realize what you did, it's a good feeling. it makes my job worthwhile. >> let us know what you think. follow me on twitter at anderson cooper. the latest on the bank hostage situation happening now
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that's american ingenuity to find new roads. in a moment, the debate over boycotting the olympics in the winter in russia. what is at stake or without and a young man's badly beaten body was found. his skull crushed, raped with beer bottles and dump in a courtya courtyard. it's a dangerous time to be gay in russia or speak occupant for gay rights. protesters across the country are routinely beaten, sometimes by anti gay thugs as police
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stand back and watch. sometimes the police themself dos the beating n. audition to physical danger, this is legal dimension. putin amending the child protection laws outlining quo quote -- protecting children pro sumbly from information about guys. the law prompting calls for a boycott of the olympics or some kind of protest by athletes attending the olympics, something the olympic committee said they would penalize and russian authorities say would under the law. they want to go further.
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>> that anchor later said he was talking about organ transplants. you can judge for yourself. phil black is in moscow and joins us now. we've seen images and heard the horror stories how gay people are treated in russia. is there outrage in russia itself? >>. >> reporter: no, little tolerance for open homosexual y homosexuality. there has always been violence against them. difficult to draw a link between the violence and the law but gay people believe it sends and reinforcing the message there is impunity when it comes to violence and humiliation between them. >> we see videos of one or two protesters that will put up a rainbow flag in support of gay and lesbian people and seen are
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beaten by crowds or police. phil, how likely it is gay athletes or athletes that show support for equal rights for gay and lesbians could be prosecuted? >> it is difficult to say because the law itself doesn't specifically define what gay propaganda is. in theory it could include carrying a rainbow flag, displays of affection, anywhere they take place publicly and could be seen by children that is in theory, we believe a breach in the law f. that happens during the games with athletes or visitors showing support for russia's gay community, it comes down to russian authorities to determine what to do under those circumstances and a challenge for them because they want the laws to be respected and they also want desperately want these olympic games to be considered a success anderson. >> is there any reason to believe they will ratchet down the anti-gay laws? >> they have tremendous and was
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to and the country conservative majority there is pressure on the russian government but the russian government doesn't respond well to pressure particularly from the outside, doesn't like to back down and little reason to believe it will in this case. >> phil, thanks. prospective from greg luoganis, one of the youngest medalist in 1976 and 198 one of the oldest. he is a legend and also gay and has ideas how he would protest if he were in russia for the winter games. we spoke earlier tonight. >> greg, obviously, you're an olympic gay medalist and gay. what are your thoughts what is happening in russia now, particularly the talk of boycotting olympics? >> i'm not in favor of boycotting. i lived through boycotts. few athletes have that opportunity. you know, there is a short window of opportunity for young
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kids who train their entire lives for this. whether they be gay or straight. i was in competitions where i was called faggit and the fag buster campaign. there was things i had to deal with. the diving team, when we would travel internationally, it was very difficult sometimes because nobody wanted to room with a fag so i roomed with a coach. it's a very small team, small community -- >> no one on your own team wanted to room with you? >> usually, i would find one person on the team that was, you know, secure enough in their own sexual assaulty they knew it wasn't -- it wasn't an issue. >> there are a number of columnist in the states that suggested that the athletes, you know, on the u.s. team carry rainbow flags or other athletes carry rainbow flags. do you think that's a good idea? i think it's against ioc rules.
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>> it's a tough call and you know, unfort flunately, the ioc not following their own charter and in their charter, principal six is anti discrimination against, you know, the entire olympic movement is about not discriminating, and here they are being very select in what their -- what they are enforcing, and they have come forward to say that they would take action toward those athl e athletes who do demonstrate and it's really unfortunate that the ioc is not living up to, you know, they are talking the talk but not walking the walk. >> so you would not wear a rainbow flag or wave one or make a statement while competing? >> oh, i probably would. i would get a rainbow speedo.
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>> a rainbow speedo. i'm not sure if they make them, but you can probably have one made. thanks, i appreciate. richard served as white house senior advisors dealing with the issues. what do you make of what is happening in russia right now and the idea of a boycott? >> it's a big story and will probably be the biggest international gay rights story we've seen, and i think we have to keep all options on the table right now, including a boycott. the focus should be on trying to get the ioc to move the olympics someplace else. i know that would be a dramatic step. >> is that even possible? >> anything is possible. i mean, we have to, though, take a strong stand that any country that violates human rights like this targeting a population for mistreatment, violence, killings, any country that treats a population like this
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can't be allowed to host an international sporting event where the idea is supposed to be welcome to everybody. >> do you think in the future, regardless of what happens in russia, in the future that the olympic committee should take into account a country's treatment of minorities? >> i think they have to. i think it's part of the charter. in this instance they seem to be asleep at the switch for not doing so. >> the charter does not specifically talk about, you know, being against discrimination of sexual -- based on sexual orientation or gender identity. do you think that should be rewrit snn. >> it should be added but i think the charter covers it in spirit. it talks about the olympics being about sports. the notion they would now punish athletes or anybody for protesting, if we go there, is ridiculous. i don't think -- i think people -- if the olympics continue -- if the olympics are held and the russians don't change this law, there will be massive protests. the russians will have to decide
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whether they will arrest them. it will be a big mess and a huge story. >> if it is in russia, do you think athletes should carry a rainbow flag or pin or do something? >> i think if it's in russia and they decide to participate, they must protest this mistreatment of a class of people and the violence perpetrated by this country. >> do you think if russia passed laws out lawing the properaganda propagandaizing of black culture or jewish faith there would be more out cry than there is about gays and lesbians. >> obviously, yes. there would be if they were targeting women for mistreatment or racial minority. they are targeting other communities. there is a story in the new york times today they are targeting of immigrant community. remarkly, this is remarkably like what we saw in 1936 with olympics in berlin and germany when hitler said he would
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suspend the anti jewish laws during the 1936 olympics and of course, you know, he suspended the laws. they took down the anti jewish signs. they cleaned things up for awhile. >> right -- >> of course, most people participated in them and we know what happened after that. >> a lot more to come on this, no doubt, six months before the olympics. breaking news tonight, that hostage situation happening at a bank in northeastern louisiana. the gunman has been holding three people hostage for more than six hours. i'll speak with the head of the louisiana state police coming up next. what changed dr. sanjay gup gupta's mind about marijuana? his documentary and i'll speak with him next. [ tires screech ]
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breaking news happening now in northeastern louisiana where a gunman is holding three people hostage inside a bank in st. joseph, louisiana. this bank hostage negotiators and other law enforcement is outside the bank with bomb squad. it started this afternoon with kernel -- i know obviously there is certain things you can say this is an on going hostage situation and very possible the gunman in the bank could be monitoring media. so with all that in mind what can you tell us?
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>> that's a very fluid situation for the opportunity. this happened around 12:30 this afternoon. a gentleman entered the bank. he's a u.s. citizen from this area. he was born in california. he's 20 years old. family moved over here. the only convenience store. this is a rule area. the parish is 5,000 people. the town is about 1500, farming area. they own a convenience store here. he entered the bank, took three hostages, they work at the bank. we are negotiating with him, talking with him. we've been on the phone. we talked to the hostages there. nothing is more important than the hostages. it's a fluid situation. sheriffs in louisiana, the sheriff's department and local
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areas. homeland security and fbi are here with their assets. he's dangerous and armed. take as long as we need to make sure i go in place with them and go safely. they are most important to me and manpower around there. we have the hostage -- the individual himself is last. we're on the scene. a lot going on. very, very fluid and we'll be here as long as it takes to get them out of here. >> you've said you've been in contact or negotiators have been in contact. has he made demands and can you say what they are? >> he has made some demands of us. we're talking through them and trying to talk with him. he's very calm. we've been able to talk to hostages. we believe them to be safe. we believe him to be armed. we're talking through that and trying to work with him. i want to get them out of there safety. we are in conversations with
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them, and we are on site. >> it's fair to say this began simply as a bank robbery, though. >> it is, again, not knowing what intent he had in place, no reason for him to want these particular individuals in this bank, what statement, something went bad. don't want to speculate because there is a lot of moving parts we have to work through. most important is the fact he's in there now, armed and has three hostages and i want them out of there and want them out of there safely. i'll meet with the families and meet with you, anderson, and let them know we're doing everything we can to get their loved ones back. >> i don't want to delay you at all. one quick final question, there is a report a couple hours ago about a car breaking through a roadblo roadblock. did that have anything to do with the bank? >> no, he had family members
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trying to get to the bank. a lot of things are being said from explosive devices to people from outside the country. this is an incident here from this community. a lot of moving parts, like i said, things we'll learn and talk about afterwards but the most important thing is to get them out of here safely. >> appreciate that. i'll let you go. thank you so much colonel edwardson. i want to get caught up on other stories we're following now. susan hendrix as the 360 news and business bull din. >> anderson, a juror in the whitey bulger trial is speaking out. after the mobster was found guy guilty of racketeering including involvement in 11 murders. corruption in the fbi left her disgusted and admits there was tension during deliberations. >> i'm not sure a jury in the united states in the history of the united states faced anything
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like this. we had 30 years of crime. we had many criminals before us. so many situations, and we had corruption in the government to top it all off. it was huge. >> new development here, two friends of boston marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev plaided not guilty to obstruction of justice charges that are accused of taking items from the dorm room to keep them from investigators. paula deen no longer faces racial discrimination after the judge toss that out. the damage is done from her admitted use of racial slurs in the past. she lost several million a year in income due at the scandal but has a net worth of about $10 million. look at america's newest millionaires. meet ocean, 16 from new jersey's vehicle maintenance facility who won a third of the powerball
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dr. sanjay gupta's 180 on medical marijuana. that's when 360 continues. hey babe, i got to go. bye daddy! have a good day at school, ok? ...but what about when my parents visit? ok. i just love this one... and it's next to a park. i love it. i love it too. here's our new house... daddy! you're not just looking for a house. you're looking for a place for your life to happen.
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a documentary that premiered two nights ago got a lot of reaction. it's called "weed."
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dr. sanjay gupta, we want to play a clip for you. he met a number of people whose lives have been dramatically changed for the better by medical marijuana. one of them is charlotte. take a look. >> reporter: january 2012, afghanistan, about 7,000 miles away from his family in colorado, matt figgy received this video from his wife page. >> it's horrible seeing these videos deployed. >> reporter: it was his 5-year-old daughter charlotte seizing, diagnosed with epilepsy, she was having 300 seize cures a week, each attack so severe it had the potential to kill her. they had already tried dozens of high-powered drugs. >> we needed to dry something else, and at that point in time, marijuana was that natural course of action to try. >> reporter: at home in colorado, she searched for marijuana high in cbd, the
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ingredient some scientists think help seizures and low in thc. remember, she didn't want to get her daughter stoned. she found a small amount at a denver dispensary, the owner was surprised anyone would even want it. >> they said it's funny because nobody buys this. that was the general consensus. nobody wanted it. it didn't have an effect. she paid $800 for a small bag and took it home. >> had a friend started a business making medicine and i said can you help me extract the medicine from this bag of marijuana. i measured it with a syringe and squirted it under her tongue. >> reporter: holding charlotte in her arms, page waited. an hour ticked by and then another and then another. >> she didn't have a seizure that day, and then she didn't have a seizure that night. >> sit there and look at your watch. >> yeah, i thought this is crazy
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and then she didn't have one the next day and the next day, and i thought that is -- she would have had 100 by now. i just -- i know, i just thought, this is insane. >> reporter: then page heard about the stanleys, the six brothers and their greenhouse of marijuana that is high in cbd. >> i said oh my goodness, he says i don't know what to do with it. we're trying new things but nobody wants it. it's not sellable. i said just don't touch that. we need that plant. >> people have called us the robin hoods of marijuana. they say we sell pot so that we can take care of the kids. and the truly less fortunate. >> reporter: charlotte was the first of those kids. late spring 2012, she tried the stanley special marijuana and again, it worked. >> i can't tell you what that means to us. get you going a little bit. >> if it doesn't get you,
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something is wrong with you. now her parents get to meet her for the first time. what a revelation. >> yeah, kitty. >> the child who had had 300 seizures a week, was now down to just one every seven days. >> and it's kind of her example that was part of the reason you really have done a complete 180 on your opinion on this. >> i think charlotte just watching that story is unbelievable. the other thing was if you just look at the literature in the united states on medicine marijuana, the studies are designed to look at harm. it doesn't look impressive and then you realize the vast majority are looking for harm, a small percentage, about 6% to look for benefit. once you look outside the united states and other countries and smaller labs, and then listening to the legitimate course of patients out there who have
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legitimate problems who marijuana works for them when nothing else did, then you start to really, dive into this and that's what really tempered my. >> marijuana, the u.s. government classifieds them with lsd and heroin and defined as drugs with no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. do you think that's just not true. >> that is not true. >> not a high potential for abuse and legitimate medical reasons. >> cocaine is a schedule two substance. it has a higher potential for abuse. it is -- you're more likely to become addicted, more than twice as likely. there are many substances that are legal that you're more likely to abuse than marijuana. it's just not -- it's not even close to being the truth with regard to abuse. with regard to medical operations, you saw, again, an example of that. i don't want you to think this is that.
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she represents patients with problems for which marijuana worked for them. it has medical applications. let me just share with you, anderson, this wasn't in the documentary but the united states government through the department of health and humane services holds a patent on marijuana as a protecting for the brain of injuries. >> how is that possible? >> the u.s. government hold s the patent and on the other hand says it has no medical applications. i think i've said this to you before but journalist are trained to hate hypocrisy. i've never seen it quite like this. >> you interviewed the director of the international drug abuse. she said if she was concerned that if the drug became universally legal that adolescents would have more access to the drug. people who work in the drug field say it's a gateway drug.
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>> i don't think it's a gateway drug. to the extent that implies that your body somehow changes and you now drive other drugs as a result of trying marijuana, i don't think that's true. the science doesn't back that up. people who get marijuana elicitly are often coming in contact in situations where they are then exposeed to other drugs, and that may explain in part why they go to heroin or cocaine or something like that. with regard do adolescence of course, any responsible dock tomorrow or parent would worry about that. i don't want kids taking this or anybody's brain in the mid 20s taking this stuff. that's not about this. the trade off shouldn't be because of those concerns we'll deny people therapy. i don't think that's the trade off would think that would be a good idea. >> it's fascinating. you got a huge response from this. what kind of response? >> it was a bit surprising. you know -- >> you apologized. you said i'm sorry i was wrong
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about this. >> yeah, i mean, that's a tough thing to do, i think for anybody. when i hit send on that, it was tough. it's the right thing to do, because i -- you know, i didn't look deep enough at the evidence and the research going on there. i think we in this country has been misled. it's been terribly misleading over the last 70 years and i wanted to apologize for my role in that. now it's important to look forward and say look, this is legitimate uses for marijuana and people could -- who needlessly suffered during this, should feel like they maybe can have some options in terms of treating their disease. that is just the right thing to do. >> sanjay gupta, good to have you on. >> if you missed it the first time, catch it this friday 10:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. the security guard being call add hero for his quick
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hurt and tonight a security guard richard shanley was being called a hero. what he did when he realized the building was torn apart. >> i went floor to floor, got everybody out and at the time i got done, i really didn't think about it. i just got a mountain and got out myself. >> some guests will be able to retrieve belongings from the collapsed villa. hard to wrap your mind around sinkholes unless you've seen one and what they look like from the inside. not long ago, our david mattingly found out firsthand. >> reporter: a few short steps down to an incredible site. >> this was the original cav knit that eventually collapsed in. >> reporter: a massive sinkhole carved out of limestone by drops of water. this is what a sinkhole looks like from the inside. >> from the inside before you fill it up with sand and dirt. >> reporter: if someone were living on top of it, they would be at risk?
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>> yes. >> reporter: sunshine state homeowners might be surprised to find out just how common these are. what are the chances of someone having a house in central florida and living on top of something like this? >> very good. not probably as close to the surface as this but you definitely have a cavity of this size all over the state of florida. >> reporter: fossils found in this sinkhole shows it's been around since the ice age but no different than the sink holes we see opening up today. these are just a few of the pictures. the one thing they have in common is water. >> rainwater will turn into ground water and that's what is naturally acid. that dissolves the limestone and will help create the cavities. >> reporter: what sun usual about the sink hole, it's easy to get inside, called the devil's den, it's open to tourists for viewing and diving. and dive instructor prince johnson takes me under for a look. i find the seemingly placid pool
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of water is anything but. >> the water has gone down considerably because of the aqua and risen because of hurricanes and tropical storms it's risen another 45 feet. >> reporter: 45 feet? >> 45 feet. >> reporter: so the water is going up and down. >> yeah. >> reporter: depending on trout and hurricanes? >> correct. >> reporter: how ground water silently reeked havoc. i passed by limestone boulders as big as cars on the bottom and the same forces at work compounded by the demand for fresh water. >> it is progressively dropping yearly, and that's basically over the whole state of florida. aquafor is getting lower and lower. >> reporter: most striking to me, how appearances are so misleading. a single beam reveals the cav vern is bigger below the water line with tunnels and passage
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ways deep into the darkness. most disturbing could be the view from up top. the round opening is deceptively small, little indication of tca that's just beneath my feet. until a hole like this opens up, there is really no warning, is there? >> correct, it's that random and that sudden and can happen, obviously, overnight or at any time. >> reporter: it can and it does. with thousands of sinkholes opening up in florida every year. david mattingly, cnn willis ton, florida. >> incredible to see how big some of the sinkholes are and how wide spread they are. up next "the ridiculist" and who is on it. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals:
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time for "the ridiculist" and tonight a thank you to my fellow journalist, the reporter that brave the elements and unknown to break the news. the reporter in philadelphia talking about robberies when all of a sudden. >> despite this resent rash of car thefts, the captain said that car break-ins are down 28%
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this year but urging people to keep their doors locked and continue to communicate. i'm sorry, something was going on behind me. >> behind him indeed. do you know how districting it can be when out of nowhere a full moon breaks out? he handled it well. wh what is more districting than someone mooning your live shot is a hurricane. >> i'll bite my tongue, people coming out. we're talking about dozens of people who have walked by me and to be honest, i'm pretty much speechless. >> when you think about it, live news repotters are like the post office delivering the news not detoured by heat or snow. >> we've been out a couple hours. >> cold out here. >> some people are just out of their minds, you know. what are you going to do? it's nuts. >> i actually met that guy last time i informs cleveland.
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he was wearing clothes at the time. very nice guy. i think he works for a radio station. that was more than enough to seal his place in ridiculist hi history. if you strip down, make it worth your while. >> how long have you been out? and what are you doing to stay warm? >> staying warm is a good question. >> i'm sorry, i can't do this. thanks a lot, man. thanks for being out here. guys, we'll turn it back to you. reporting live from a crazy downtown cleveland. >> that is why they call it action news. sometimes the action, it's behind you. to all the reporters out there in the field now, we solute you and to anyone of thinking pulling down your pants live behind a reporter, remember it's been done before, bigger, better, in hurricanes and snowstorms, so take a deep breath, take a minute and butt out because we're tired of blurring your junk on the ridiculous. that does it for us. see you at 10:00 p.m., another
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edition of 360. piers morgan starts now. this is piers morgan live. welcome to the viewers in the united states and around the world. tonight breaking news, cnn learned code word s intercepted al qaeda communications, sparked fears of an imminent attack and closed embassies. more on that in a moment. inside the rescue of hanna anderson. dramatic details searchers knew they had james dimaggio, her kidnapper, in their sights. >> because they were spotted so quickly, everyone was taking off guard. we were trenching ourselves for a long, drawn out search. >> i'll talk live to the man who rescued hanna and new questions about james dimaggio himself. ed smart, how his daughter elizabeth survived kidnapping when 14